Archive for April 2018

Southwest Flight Operations for Week of April 23, 2018

Last Tuesday, Southwest shared our plan to voluntarily accelerate inspections of CFM engine fan blades throughout our entire Boeing 737-700/-800 Fleet. We are on track to inspect all CFM engine fan blades on the -700s and -800s within 30 days of our proactive inspection program initiated on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This week, we will…

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Ryanair Announce Order for 25 737 MAX 8s

DUBLIN, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ryanair today announced they finalized an order for 25 additional high-capacity 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The $3 billion order, at current list prices, was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. “We are pleased to announce the exercise of 25 Boeing 737…

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Drukair opts for the A320neo

Drukair, the flag carrier of the Eastern Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, has signed a purchase agreement for one Airbus A320neo to support its growth plans and complement its existing fleet of three A319s. The aircraft will be powered by CFM LEAP-1A26E1 engines optimised for high-altitude operations and will become the largest aircraft operating out of…

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Primera Air takes delivery of its first A321neo

Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at an event in Hamburg, Germany attended by Andri Már Ingólfsson, CEO and President of Primera Travel Group and Kimon Sotiropoulos, Vice President Sales Northern and Central Europe from Airbus. The aircraft, which was assembled in Hamburg, is the first of…

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A330neo continues toward its 2018 service entry

The A330neo is demonstrating its capabilities as the newest member of Airbus’ proven and highly-reliable twin-engine A330 Family, with flight testing continuing ahead of its planned service entry in Summer 2018. Two test aircraft have logged more than 700 hours aloft in the 200-plus flights performed as of 10 April, according to A330neo aircraft integration…

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SAS orders A330-300 to further its future long-haul fleet

SAS selected the A330-300 to further standardize its long-haul fleet. One new A330-300 equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines will join the Scandinavian carrier’s network in the second quarter of 2019. SAS has been an Airbus customer since 1980 with an Airbus fleet of 57 aircraft (eight A340s, eight A330s and 41 A320 Family aircraft)…

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The A321LR with record-breaking flight

The A321LR variant of Airbus’ A321 jetliner underscored its impressive range with a record-breaking flight from Mahé in the Seychelles islands to Toulouse, France – covering a total distance of 4,750 nautical miles in 11 hours. This milestone was reached in late March as part of the A321LR’s 100-hour flight test and certification programme. To…

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Lion Air Group Announce Order for 50 737 MAX 10 Airplanes

JAKARTA, Indonesia, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Lion Air Group announced the airline purchased 50 of Boeing’s new 737 MAX 10 airplane, which will be the most fuel-efficient and profitable single-aisle jet in the aviation industry. The deal, valued at approximately $6.24 billion at list prices, is the largest incremental order to date…

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All Nippon Airways First A380 arrive in Toulouse

The main sections of the first A380 for Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) have arrived at the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse, France via a special convoy, with six subassemblies – the nose, central and aft fuselage sections, the tailplane, and the two wings. ANA Holdings placed a firm order for three A380s in…

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Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX 9

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Lion Air Group celebrated the very first 737 MAX 9 to be delivered. The airplane will go into service with Thai Lion Air, where its added capacity will help the airline launch several international routes. “The 737 MAX 9 is a perfect fit for our growing business…

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